Cahoots Theatre Projects
This Is Our Crossing at the National CrossCurrents Festival
Location: Factory Studio Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street at Adelaide
Date: May 3, 2008
Times: 7:00 pm showtime followed by a FREE reception
For more information, contact: email@example.com / 416-203-9000
Cahoots Theatre Projects presents ëthis is our crossing’, a collective-creation piece from our program for refugee and newcomer youth Crossing Gibraltar. This youth-directed ensemble brings together graduates from previous Crossing Gibraltar programs, encouraging their artistic _expression_ to the next level in the creation of a new play addressing newcomer challenges. ëthis is our crossing’ will also tour to newcomer centres across the city accompanied by arts workshops.
Spanning the first year of a newcomer, the Crossing Gibraltar youth take us through the highs and lows of their arrivals and as the seasons change, how they learn to live, love, cope and dream in Canada.
Writer: Marjorie Chan
Created and Performed: Crossing Gibraltar
Director: Ulla Laidlaw
Designer: Anna Treusch
Stage Manager: Deborah A. Catriona
This Is Our Crossing Rehearsal
Cahoots Theatre Projects The Madness of the Square
Cahoots’ Artists are participating in the National CrossCurrents festival withMarjorie Chan’sThe Madness of the Square
Location: Factory Studio Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street at Adelaide
Date: May 10, 2008 Times: 8:00 pm
For more information, contact: www.factorytheatre.ca/crosscurrents.htm
The Madness of the Square is an invigorating play inspired by the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989. Using traditional choral techniques and new video technologies, the play tells the story of four friends caught up in the student demonstrations of Tiananmen Square. The Square tests their friendships, beliefs and resolve. As spring turns to summer, the temperatures and tensions rise, until inevitably the government of China must respond, with drastic and tragic consequences.
Writer: Marjorie Chan Director: Ruth Madoc-Jones
Cahoots Theatre Projects is dedicated to the creation, development and production of new Canadian plays that reflect our cultural diversity. It is committed to theatrical work that probes the complexities of our individual identities and our social relationships with writers and plays that get to the heart of what it means to live, work, play, love and dream in contemporary Canadian culture. Cahoots Theatre Projects is looking forward to becoming part of the St. Clair/Bathurst community with professional theatre and community programming! www.cahoots.ca
Theatre Direct presents Sanctuary Song
Dates: Public Preview: June 6, 7:00pm; Public Performances: June 7, 1:00pm (World Premiere with Post-Show Reception); June 8, 2:00pm and 6:30pm; June 11, 12 and 13, 7:00pm; June 14, 2:00pm and 7:00pm; School Performances: June 10, 11 and 12, 12:30pm
Tapestry and Theatre Direct present a world premiere in partnership with Luminato, Toronto’s Festival of Arts & Creativity. Sanctuary Song has its world premiere June 7, 2008 at 1pm at The Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs, running until June 14.
Sometimes the most beautiful friendships come in unusual sizes...
A remarkable 22-year friendship culminates in a promise of freedom fulfilled and a joyful reunion when, after decades in captivity, an Asian elephant is brought to sanctuary.
Along the journey, her memories of childhood in the jungle, circus life and her solitary days in the zoo come alive through the emotional power of opera, evocative dance and stunning design.
"No more circuses. No more zoos...You will be free!"
Inspired by a true story, Sanctuary Song is the result of a dynamic collaboration between two award-winning Toronto companies who come together to tell a story from the point of view of a most unusual protagonist.
An unforgettable opera for all ages.
"I was not the first to put a chain on you. But I promise, I promise I’ll be the last."
Location: The Berkeley Street Theatre, Downstairs, 26 Berkeley St., Toronto (Berkeley south of Front Street)
Contact: Box Office 416-368-3110, Theatre Direct: www.theatredirect.ca / www.sanctuarysong.ca
Composer: Abigail Richardson Writer: Marjorie Chan Music Director: Wayne Strongman Director: Lynda Hill Original Set & Costume Design: Kelly Wolf Original Lighting Design: Andrea Lundy Original Video Design: Luisa Quintavalle Choreography: Viv Moore Stage Manager: Kathryn Westoll Cast: Xin Wang (soprano), Alvin Crawford (bass) with Sharmila Dey & Frank Cox O’Connell Orchestra: Michael Schulte (violin), Lizzie Lavado (piano), Ryan Scott (percussion)
For over 30 years, Theatre Direct has engaged young people through compelling, inventive and uncompromising professional theatre for young audiences. With our unique focus on the balance of artistic and education excellence, we are considered leaders in theatre in education in Ontario. In its new home at the Green Arts Barns, Theatre Direct Canada will create a dynamic yet intimate 100 seat professional theatre and arts education studio devoted exclusively to work that serves young people. This 2,000 square foot studio will house performances of our productions as well as workshops, educational initiatives and rehearsals while also being available for rental companies or individuals for programming that is child and youth centered. www.theatredirect.on.ca
Women's Healthy Environments Network
What Does A 'Healthy Environment' Look Like?
Friday, May 2, 2008, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Life, Money & Illusion
Living on the Earth as if We Want to Stay
Have you ever thought: if the world were to change for the better, what would it look like? What would it take to get from here to there?
Have you ever thought: where will the current direction of human development lead us? Is it sustainable? Is it feasible?
What can we do, as individuals, as communities?
Join us for an evening of discussion and refreshments with Donna Dillman and Mike Nickerson, author of Life, Money & Illusion and A Question of Direction.
Participants: Mike Nickerson, sustainability activist, Donna Dillman, uranium activist
Contact: 416-928-0880 /
The Women’s Healthy Environments Network (WHEN) holds regular workshop-screenings of two films it distributes, Exposure: Environmental Links to Breast Cancer and Toxic Trespass: How Safe are Your Children? WHEN also promotes environmental health policy change and fosters exchanges about environmental activism. WHEN will engage in a mutually beneficial relationship with other Green Arts Barns tenants. www.womenshealthyenvironments.ca
Flyer designed by Catherine Hernandez
B Current presents rock.paper.sistahz7
Dates: May 1 - 31, 7 events, 7 venues. Hours for each event will vary (see below). www.bcurrent.ca
Seven Venues. Seven main events. Seven years in the making. What began as a humble dream is now the seven-year strong Rock.Paper.Sistahz 7 festival, full of a vibrant lineup of artists, performances and events.
Like the rock.paper.scissors hand game, this new works arts event invites the audience to take a chance and plunge into a seriously creative dare, riddled with play excerpts, workshop presentations, staged readings and works from other artistic disciplines.
rock.paper.sistahz has been pushing the envelope by developing and presenting fresh material, performance styles and ideas over the past six years!! Join us in the celebrations!!
Wednesday, May 7 @ 6:30pm - festival launch and installation party. b current office, 720 Bathurst Street, Suite 402 (Bathurst, just south of Bloor).
Thursday May 8, 15, 22 @ 4:30pm - Film OUR: past the corn - a film & video series. Maria A. Shchuka Library, 1745 Eglinton Avenue W. (east of Dufferin on the south side of Eglinton).
Monday, May 12 & 19 @ 7:30pm - Play Readings. 720 Café (Toronto Sprouts) - 720 Bathurst Street (Bathurst, just south of Bloor).
Saturday, May 17 @ 3:30pm - Next Generation Cooks, an afternoon of creating food and fun from around the world; hosted by 7 year old cooks and their TVO Kids guest performers. Loblaws Forest Hill Cook Centre, 396 St. Clair Avenue West (Bathurst & St. Clair at St. Clair Station).
Friday, May 23 @ 8pm - sistahz sAy! walk good. A night of literary sistahz ëbridging the gap’ with queer writings and commentary; presented in conjunction with the A is for Orange Writers Group. The Palmerston Library Theatre Space, 560 Palmerston Avenue (Palmerston, 2 blocks west of Bathurst, south of Bloor).
Saturday, May 24 - sistahz in the mix. Performance and jam concert (dance, spoken word, deejays & much, much music). Revival, 783 College Street (southeast corner of College & Shaw).
Thursday, May 29 - Saturday, May 31@ 8pm - who/new 7§ shows -->past, present and future theatre works. Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace, 16 Ryerson Avenue (1 block east of Bathurst, north of Queen).
Saturday, May 31 @ 10:30pm - latenite festival wrap party. Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Avenue (1 block east of Bathurst, north of Queen).
b current is a not-for-profit arts company based in the heart of Toronto/Canada. We present and support performance works emerging from the Canadian and international Black Diaspora. By combining everyday cultural elements and practices with artistic and technical forms, we will be bringing pertinent and exciting artists and their creations into the Green Arts Barns. www.bcurrent.ca